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Collective Farm Woman Melon

         
 
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80-85 days. This heirloom from the Ukraine was collected in 1993 by Seed Savers Exchange. Very popular on Island of Krim in the Black Sea. Melons ripen to a yellowish-gold and the white flesh has a very high sugar content, a favorite among heirloom gardeners and growers alike. Ripens early, even in Russia.
 
Collective Farm Woman Melon
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 14
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

85.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kristen
Location:
Mississauga, zone 6, Canada
Date:
January 2, 2016
          5.0
 
Yummy and productive
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Not huge vines, sweet fruit

What are the cons? small fruit

Review:

No trouble germinating indoors. Transplanted out well. I planted it on my compost heap and the vines spread well but didn't overwhelm the garden. Ripened early in my cold climate. Multiple yummy fruit, looks like honeydew inside but tastes more like cantaloupe. I saved the seed and will be growing these every year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rosepatch
Location:
Gambier, OH, United States
Date:
December 28, 2015
          1.0
 
failure to thrive
Easy to Grow 0.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? none

What are the cons? didn't grow

Review:

Seed planted directly into the ground around June 1. Sprouted and put up a few leaves. Then it stopped growing and turned yellow and never recovered. Root development was poor. Other cantaloupes nearby thrived. Kohlrabi planted in the same spot later thrived.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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8 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
orchidjewels
Location:
Caldwell, ID, United States
Date:
September 17, 2015
          5.0
 
Good tasting great production
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? turns golden when ripe, slips

What are the cons? susceptible to 2-spotted mites

Review:

This melon is very sweet and richly flavored with a firm but melting flesh. It is very easy to tell when ripe because it turns a golden yellow and slips from the stem. The melons are small but the seed cavity is small and the flesh is good right down to the rind. The rind is very hard almost like a winter squash, in fact it is hard to tell these melon from the small spaghetti squash I grow, except they are smaller. Some of them are only about the size of a softball. There are a lot of them, however.They keep very well on the counter top and in the fridge. They ripened earlier than any of my other melons which was about 85-90 days after setting out.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
J
Location:
Woodland, WA, United States
Date:
August 29, 2015
          4.0
 
Collective Farm Woman Melon
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty, Easy to find, bright

What are the cons? None really

Review:

These melons were very delicious. Easy to find amongst the vines because they ripen to a pretty yellow. They grew as well as all the other melons in the garden. I wouldn't say they were significantly early, but one of the first to ripen in my Western Washington garden.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Doberman
Location:
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Date:
August 19, 2015
          5.0
 
Very nice variety but...
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Resistant to PM, FW

What are the cons? Ripens late, small fruit

Review:

Being originally from Ukraine, where this cultivar was developed, I've eaten a lot of collective farm women (no pun intended). And few times I've grown them myself. And while the variety sold at this web site resembles the original CFW, it doesn't seem to be one. First, the orignal CFW ripens a lot faster than this one. I started the seeds in mid-April in Los Angeles area and the first melons ripened in late August. In Ukraine I direct seeded them in early May and would harvest n July. And at that point they would be quite soft. A few that I just picked in LA (they fell off the stems), were very sweet and aromatic, but crunchy, even after about a week in the house. Other than that, these melons are great. And in my area the powder mildew situation is really bad and the majority of melons (even labeled as disease resistant) just cannot make it through August. And this melon had no signs of any disease. So, I will stick to it even though it is not that CFW from the Motherland...

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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